Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bunged-up orangutan has sinus operation

An orangutan with breathing problems has undergone what is believed to have been the first sinus operation on such an ape in the UK.

29-year-old Bornean orangutan Vicky underwent the sinus operation at Chester Zoo.

Along with zoo vets and a specialist from Switzerland, a human sinus expert also helped carry out the operation.

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Chester Zoo vet Steve Unwin said Vicky's chronic sinusitis would have often made her feel "thick headed" and made her more susceptible to picking up infections. He said the operation would "dramatically improve things for her".

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